Philly: There’s Always a Reason to Visit

by Tanisha Coleman (BPRW)

Philly: There’s Always a Reason to Visit
Philadelphia is a big city with a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for an authentic Philly cheesesteak, tours of Independence Hall, a hot Center City restaurant, or the steps that Rocky made famous, there’s always a reason to visit.

Known as "the City of Brotherly Love," Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth most populous city in the United States, according to www.wikipedia.org.

Within this big city or just minutes away, there are great sports facilities, endless recreational activities, gigantic parks and beautiful gardens. For visitors to Philadelphia who are passionate about the great outdoors, a visit to Fairmount Park, the world’s largest municipal park, is just the beginning. There are opportunities for everything from hiking and biking to blading and boating -- all within easy reach of Center City.

Many of us know about the Liberty Bell and the Underground Railroad, but have yet to visit the Liberty City Bell, the dramatic new home of the internationally known symbol of freedom. This great historical stop deserves a visit.

Then there’s the Reading Terminal Market, the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Although it has a long and interesting history, it has emerged in the 21st century as one of the greatest public markets in the country. When you visit the market, you can enjoy eating virtually every type of cuisine, from savory soul food and exquisite Asian and Middle Eastern dishes to authentic Philly Cheesesteaks - all available from family-run stands.

If shopping is your cup of tea, you might want to make South Street your destination. South Street is Philly’s famous street that bustles with restaurants, galleries and a whole lot more. It has an eclectic lineup of over 300 shops and more than 60 eateries, cafes and bars. The Philadelphia metropolitan area also has many malls, including the King of Prussia Mall, , the second-largest mall in the United States.

Whatever your interests, Philly has you covered. You’ll find there’s always a reason to visit the City of Brotherly Love!
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